Hi. It's been a real long time. A year, really. All I can say about that is that I'm sorry about how things went down, and thank you beyond any description to the people who stuck around anyway.
It was deeply uncool of me to just drop off the face of the earth. I had my reasons, but they all boil down to feeling guilty about not being able to update, and then feeling paralyzed by stacking on extra guilt about not communicating properly.
I don't want to keep living like that.
Here we are, something rather short for now: this is going to continue updating. I just posted the next chapter on the blog - agh, gotta renew that URL - and I intend to keep that up in the future.
The thing is, I'm really not in a position to promise anything right now. My track record for that is pretty dire, as you've all definitely noticed. So until I find a routine that works for me in what is currently a less insane situation than I've been in for quite some time, I won't make another promise I'm not sure I can keep. This means that I'll be posting chapters... well, when I post them. I'll try to do that at least once a week, ideally more, but again... not going to promise it for sure when I myself am not sure how it'll go. When I think I can keep things stable, I'll drop a post here letting y'all know.
Quest is officially updating again, but not according to any schedule, at least not at the moment.
Deep apologies once again, and thank you a second time from the bottom of my heart to the people who've stayed patrons through this nonsense. It's possible you may in fact be saints.